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having problems, including adam lanza but says he never thought of lanza as a threat. ashleigh, tell us about the emotion that you are seeing. obviously, a lot of people who are -- they are burying their dead. at same time, trying to move on and give their other children a sense of hope in this community. >> one of the things i've been noticing surrounding communities, people from surrounding communities have been coming here to pay their respects, just to be a part of it somehow, show they are with the people of newtown and they support them in their grief. it's almost unbelievable the number of people with tears in their eyes just walking down the street. you can't walk anywhere near i am without encountering someone with a child or two adults walking hand in hand, crying, because they've just dropped off flags or teddy bears or candles or origami or some christmas ornament with the name of a child. we all know it's okay to be walking done street crying. everyone seems to understand. that's what this is all. and i just want to let you know also, there's a cafe i've been frequenting an
painful. joining us now, lieutenant paul vance. he's become the face, the spokesman of this investigation. the connecticut state police. lieutenant vance, we're here in your office in middletown, connecticut. i know it must be hard on the journalists so it must be so much more hard on the men and women that work at the connecticut state police. what has it been like? >> it's been a horrible, tragic scene. the initial response was just horrific. the men and woman that risked their lives going in there trying to stop the aggression, trying to stop the shooting and carnage and rescue as many people as they could truly put their lives on the line but even more so, the faculty, the staff, the teachers that tried and did protect many of those children. there's good and bad but our hearts are just simply broken just due to the fact that 26 people died in that building. >> how are the men and women of the connecticut state police, the first responders, how are they doing? >> they are working through this. we provide counseling and employee assistance to them. they are human beings also but we hav
you for being with us today. i'm carol costello in atlanta. first a small step toward normally in newtown, connecticut. soledad o'brien joins us live. good morning, soledad. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. as you said, classes resume today for most of the kids in this community, so many wrestling with so much heartbreak, all of the newtown schools except for sandy hook elementary will reopen. grief and the fears of returning students an additional concern. police officers will be at every single school and today the town will lay to rest, the grandmother of charlotte bacon says her 6-year-old granddaughter was a bundle of energy who loved dresses and a second, jessica rekos, loved horses, she wrote her own horse stories, excited about a pair of cowgirl boots she was expecting to get for christmas. now to get the latest on the school's reopening this morning, sara endo is here in the heart of newtown with more. >> reporter: they're starting to see a lot of school buses rolling by and in about an hour or two classes will be in session. they all may be anxious about schoo
and join me live. thank you for being with us. how you are you holding up. >> it is difficult every day. every day it is a little better, but it is a challenge, certainly a challenge. >> one of the things i know usual doing is handing out gifts to little kids, things from the red cross. it has to bring some comfort. >> definitely helps. overwhelming amount of stuffed animals and teddy bears have been streaming into the fire house and we're doing what we can to get it out to the children in town. >> you were born here, right. >> yes. >> tell people about this community. i have just been struck by how close knit it seems and probably now more than ever. >> the overpouring of support from people in the community and the unity and the emotion is just overwhelming. i can't say enough of the support we have been getting from even outside other communities and all around the country, the phones ringing off the hook for people that want to bring food or supplies or whatever they can. >> i know on that horrible day on friday you guys were assigned to a triage area. it didn't unfortunately end up
for madeleine huh shoe. her family wanted us to know -- i'm going to quote the words they said with all of you, sweet, unique, bright, sparkling, determined little girl. she was an avid reader who loved running and dancing. she was a born leader. this is the start of what will be a painful week as friends and family try to prepare to try to say good-bye to the 20 children and six educators who were killed on friday in the second worst school shooting in american history. as newtown mourns, investigators are still trying to figure out what motivated adam lanza to go on a shooting spree, to kill children, and also take the life of his own mother. we're going to have more on the investigation in a moment. but the truth is, we may never know why adam lanza chose to go on a mass killing spree. we may never know why he chose to go in a school and kill innocent 6 and 7-year-olds, but we're learn aglot more tonight about his mother nancy and the relationship she had with her troubled son. according to friends, the 52-year-old divorced mother of two was devoted to her children and was especially close
and students who are willing to talk to us. i have gotten the sense of anxiety of returning back to school today and some parents and students say they are a little nervous and scared but clearly they want to get back to seeing their friends and have that sense of community. >> sandra endo reporting for us live in front of one of the many make shift memorials that have popped up all around town. i am going to take you over to monroe, the neighboring town. it is about to become an elementary school again. i will give you a lay of the land as to how they will transform that building to make it as similar as they can to the environment that the little children left behind at sandy hook. there is this parallel bit of business and that is the criminal investigation that is massive. it is on going. and much of it focuses on that young man who perpetrated this horrible violence. so much of it they hope to get from the computer, the family computers inside the home of adam lanza and his mother. sadly, though, those computers don't appear to be in very good shape and deborah joins us from that home
this, they're not being honest with you. >> i don't want to get into specifics, but help us understand, in the school, were people panicked, were they screaming, were they running? what did you see? >> it was very chaotic and very emotional, probably the best way to describe it. >> kids emotional, teachers emotional. >> everybody was emotional. >> what were they saying. >> law enforcement was pretty emotional. it was everybody. this is ake eaffected every sin person that was there, immediately. i shouldn't say immediately. very early on. it was determined that this was bad, really, really bad. >> and i also asked these two men about one moment over the last however many hours that really seared into their memories and they told me, as many people did, it was the parents, the parents friday morning, the parents waiting for their children, the children who would never come home. >> as the children were coming down the street, you know, little by little, classroom by classroom, however they were doing it, you know, all holding hands, parents were claiming their children. after a little wh
that was used in the shooting. here is how the money goes. cerberus, a big private equity company. big investors. it actually put together a group of these firearms companies into something called freedom group, and one of the investors into this is the california state teachers retirement system. have you technically as indirect investors, california teachers who own about 6% of bushmaster, the company that made that firearm. today, cerberus, the private equity firm, says it's looking to sell freedom group and the maker of bush master and get out of that business. in terms of private equity, that is an unusual turn of events, a company wanting to get out of business. cerberus says it's apparent that the sandy hook tragedy is a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. it is not our role to take positionsor attempt to shape or influence the gun control policy debate, there are, however, actions that we as a firm can take." they are trying to sell the company that makes the bushmaster. the california teachers retirement system, their spokesman o
us inside the mind of a killer. >> he was different. he was quiet. a nice kid, a good kid. >> how this time it may be different in changing the law of the line. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. just a few minutes in the studio, we're going to do something quite extraordinary. i'm going to sit down with ten americans who lived what we hoped might be the last mass shooting in this country, the massacre in a movie heater in aurora, colorado. you need to hear what these people have to say about guns in america. >>> but first, a picture none of us ever imagined or feared we would ever have to see. the first funerals of the 20 young children killed at the sandy hook school in newtown, connecticut, on friday. 6-year-old jack pinto was laid to rest today. in his obituary, his family wrote, "jack will forever be remembered for the immeasurable joy he brought to all who had the pleasure of knowing him, a joy whose wide reach belied his six years." he was buried in the jersey of h
was the epitome of responsibility and she was a paragon for gun safety and taught the boys how to use the guns responsibly. >> little did she know the son she doted on and taught how to use guns would turn those guns on her and children. they believe he shot and killed his mother as she was lying in bed before taking her guns, two of her handguns and an assault rifle. i sat down with some of nancy's friends at one of her favorite restaurants, a place she went to two or three times a week. it is called my place and i asked them about who was nancy lanza? >> 12 years ago, 12, 15 years ago, met her here in the bar. she would come in and take out food and we got to know each other and with mark and we would talk in the bar and just like clicked. that was it. we started talking and we became good friends. >> got to know her? >> yeah. she was like i said started coming into the takeout area and picking up food and got to know the family pretty well and very friendly and out going and funny and we took to her, so, yeah, she just became fast friends with us. she did a lot in town and was always on the
believed ♪ >> "amazing grace." that does it for us. thanks very much for watching. . that does it for us. thanks very much for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> could newtown be the tipping point for gun control? the white house, a major retailer, national polls and even some pro-gun lawmakers have shifted. first, cautious step for school kids in newtown. most of them head back to school just hours from now. and is it a breakthrough for fiscal cliff talks? the two sides closer than ever with just two weeks left to go. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman here in new york. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin, live in newtown, connecticut. we'll be bringing you the very late ef on the investigation as john said, the children are starting school as well with an increased police presence, will it be enough for the parents and of course we have another funeral we are following this morning for you as well. john? >> another beautiful young child we buried up there, four days after the school massacre that numbed the entire nation. this is the latest. this unspeak
♪ >> "amazing grace." that does it for us. thanks very much for watching. >>> out front next honoring the heroes of the newtown school shooting and remembers loved ones taken too early. we have the latest on the investigation trying to find answers to the biggest question, why? a blogger writes a piece that was entitled i am adam lanza's mother and ignited a fire storm. that mom answers critics tonight. let's go out front. good evening, everyone. i am erin burnett. out front tonight, the grieving community of newtown, connecticut began burying loved ones today. funerals were held for two 6-year-old boys, jack pinto and noah pozner. just moments ago we were approached by a representative for the family of 6-year-old md&a madeleine hsu. i will quote the words. she was sweet, unique, bright, spak lightning, determined little girl. she was an avid reader who loved running and dancing and she was a born leader. this is the start of what will be a very painful week as friends and family here prepare to say goodbye, to try to say goodbye to the 20 children and six educators killed on friday in the seco
, mischief and pranks. you adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. we are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you. a little maverick who didn't always want to do his school work or clean up his toys when practicing his ninja moves or super mario on the wii seemed far more important. noah, you will not pass through this way again. i can only believe that you were planted on earth to bloom in heaven. take flight, my boy, soar. the words of a mother grieving for her lost son. one thing that we've been doing here is really trying to keep our focus on the lives lost. and the lives of the people here who died led, the heros who saved lives, who stopped even more bloodshed, and often put themselves in harm's way to do it. the teachers and the school administrators. we've avoided focusing on the killer, because he is gone, and frankly, we don't want him to be remembered. certainly not his name. we tried to be careful and respectful of what the families here are doing through, and we will continue to do that. we tried not to intrude on their suffering. after la
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